Area Digest


North Zulch to continue offering free lunch program


North Zulch ISD administrators announced they will continue the district’s policy to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2016-17 school year.

Schools qualifying to operate CEP serve breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.

For additional information please contact North Zulch ISD, Ms. Brenda Andrews, Director of Student Nutrition Services, 11390 5th Street, North Zulch, Texas 77872, or email



Summer Event Scheduled


Fort Boggy State Park dedicates its fourth annual “Dog Days of Summer,” set for Aug. 27, to all first responders in Leon, Madison and surrounding counties.

It will be called “First Responders: Our Heroes’ Appreciation Day.”

First responders are a diverse group of professionals and volunteers with backgrounds in fire, police, medical services, towing, transportation, environmental, state law enforcement and more, who selflessly risk their lives every day.

Park entrance will be free to the event, with free hot dogs and snow cones starting at 11:15 a.m.

The Friends of Boggy State Park encourage everyone to bring the family and show your appreciation at the park, 4994 Highway 75 South, Centerville.


Homecoming Weekend Set


Tanyard United Methodist Church will celebrate its 108th annual homecoming weekend Sept. 3-4.

On Sept. 3, there will be barbecue available; at 8 p.m., a gospel concert featuring Chuck and the Guiding Clouds will be held, and the message will be delivered by Maggie Dawson, certified lay speaker.

On Sept. 4, gospel music featuring the Mighty Sincere Voices will be featured at 2:30 p.m., and the message will be delivered by the Rev. Cedric Rouse, pastor of Emanuel Baptist Church of Hearne.

A free dinner will be served.

For more information, call Linda Sueing at (214) 529-3193.